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The Accidental DiaristA History of the Daily Planner in America$
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Molly A. McCarthy

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226033211

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226033495.001.0001

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Making a Diary Standard

Making a Diary Standard

(p.153) Chapter Four Making a Diary Standard
The Accidental Diarist

Molly McCarthy

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the end of the nineteenth century, when the diary was transformed from what once was a businessman's accounting accessory into a record-keeping standard. Diaries appealed to national audiences, and publishers created a variety of diaries to satisfy any personal preference using advances in publishing technology. Diaries started not only to look modern, but also became actually modern by adding new features for users like an entire page for metric system charts, and a page dedicated to “Antidotes for Poison,”, which added more novelty to its content.

Keywords:   personal preference, novelty, record-keeping standard, publishing technology, modern diaries, publishers, features, nineteenth century

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